Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery was summoned before a judge to be questioned over claims he had paid for an underage hooker. The married France international was called as a witness after a dawn raid on the Zaman cafe in Paris, which doubled up as a legal brothel.
Chelsea target Ribery is alleged to have bedded a 17-year-old prostitute. He reportedly claims that he thought the girl was 18, which is the minimum age for prostitution in France.
Ribery’s lawyer Sophie Bottai said: “My client had no other part to play in this matter. Some personalities, including Franck Ribery and other players, have a relationship with someone close to the organiser of an escort girl network.”
As if to prove his Champions League impartiality, the judge also summoned Lyon’s Sidney Govou ahead of their semi-final clash with Bayern tomorrow.